The comedian Spike Milligan died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Comedian, writer, and poet who, along with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, and Michael Bentine, popularized The Goon Show, an innovative comedy radio show. He was also a prolific writer who wrote many books including a seven-volume autobiographical account of his time serving during the Second World War.
He was deemed stateless by the British government, after which he claimed Irish citizenship because his father, Captain Leo Alphonso Milligan, MSM, RA, was Irish. He married three times and had six children.
“I had stopped going to church the moment I joined the Regiment. No more could my mother nag me into God’s presence.” (Spike Milligan)
“How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.” (Spike Milligan)
“My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” (Spike Milligan)
“And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.” (Spike Milligan)
“Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, ‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born.’ I don’t even know what mine looked like!” (Spike Milligan)